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and control over strategically important technology. speaking in brussels, the german defense minister refused to accept any blame for the failure of the merger. >> this was a commercial decision made after many discussions. we have stated our opinion, and i have no further comments to make on that. >> from a business point of view, the deal made sense. the merger would have created the biggest company in the defense industry. combined, the firms would have employed more than 200,000 people and generated revenue of 38.5 billion euros, and it would have overtaken their american competitors -- lockheed martin and boeing. bae systems has a strong presence in the american market, whereas eads has never been as successful. for that reason, this could have been a missed opporunity. >> i would like to draw in our political correspondent. simon, there was suggestion the deal collapsed because of german objections. what was it the germans were not happy about? >> it seems that germany, like france, was unwilling to give up state influence over this important defense company, which is what bae systems w
, kim jong-un. >>> defense officials in north korea have accepted a new agreement between south korea and the u.s. that they overextend the range of ballistic missiles held by seoul to cover the whole of north korea. the north's national defense commission has claimed its strategic rocket forces can strike bases in south korea as well as plalss in japan, guam, and the u.s. mainland. the statement also said north korea is prepared to counter any missiles on nuclear weapons with equal force. u.s. and south korean officials say the range of seoul's ballistic missiles will be increased from 300 to 800 kilometers. they say the extension is in response to the north's missile development program. >>> sri lanka shines as a center for global production of precious stones. the island produces several dozen types of gemstone famous around the world for their quality. gems also are a valuable component of the nation's exports. japan was once sri lanka's largest partner in the trade. but in recent years, the industry has seen big changes, and a new customer is number one. nhk world reports. >> rep
. >> reporter: defense ministers confirm there's no change to the exit strategy. they say that 75% of the population of afghanistan lives in areas where order is maintained by afghan national military and police forces. nato secretary general anders fogh rasmussen stressed the withdrawal plan is based on an objective analysis of the situation in the country. >> it's not because isaf partners rushed for the exit. it's not because of lack of cohesion within our coalition. on the contrary, we have agreed to hand over to the afghans, and as they step forwards, our troops can step backwards. >> reporter: about 100,000 troops from 50 countries including the u.s. are deployed to maintain security in afghanistan. the international forces are training afghan army and police personnel so they can fill the void after foreign troops leave the country. but trust between the two sides is being undermined by a series of recent insider attacks. international soldiers have been killed by afghan military or police personnel or people wearing afghan uniforms. anti-american sentiment has also been gr
was converted and use for civil defense purposes and left to deteriorate further. you could do something with it if you have 5 million euros to spare, and just as importantly, the right idea. real-estate agent cornelia shell specializes in selling properties like these. some potential buyers seem to have rather unrealistic notions. >> people frequently tell me they would like to have a spacious home. when i want it might be a bit too spacious, they add that they were thinking about bringing it along their mother-in-law as well. imagine -- that is around 2000 square meters. you do not have to use it all, but at least 1000 square meters on the ground floor and first floor. that is the equivalent of at least five single-family dwellings. and you have to be able to pay for the maintenance of all of that. >> she has now found a credible potential buyer, but it is all about location. >> often, they are not in the right surroundings. for example, if a park has been partly turned into allotments, or if there is it that founding built nearby, which is a growing problem, then that sounds a death k
. the organization is under pressure to pull out early after a string of insider attacks against its troops. defense ministers from nato's 28 member nations met in brus els on wednesday. about 100,000 nato-led soldiers are stationed in afghanistan, mostly from the u.s. some nations want to speed up the pull out of the soldiers. but they confirm no changes to the withdrawal plan. ministers insist military police control an area covering three-quarters of the country's population. they also agree to draw up plans to train to handle the aftermath of the combat troop withdrawal. nato secretary general insisted the schedule is based on objective assessments of the situation in afghanistan. >> it's not because partners rush for the exit. it's not because of lack of cohesion within our coalition. on the contrary. >> but relations between nato-led forces and afghanistan have been strained by insider attacks. afghan military and police, or people wearing afghan uniforms, have killed more than 50 foreign soldiers this year. >>> people in north korea are marking the 67th anniversary of the founding of the ruli
intercepted, the cargo would have reached syria's defense ministry. moscow has accused turkey of endangering the lives of the russian citizens who were passengers on the plane. syria has also condemned turkey's actions. >> what happened could be described as piracy. turkish air piracy against a civilian syrian plane on a regular flight from moscow to damascus. >> these suspicious cargo was confiscated. after several hours, the plane was allowed to finish its journey to damascus. ankara has now told turkish airlines not to fly planes through syrian airspace, saying it is too dangerous. >> for more on this, we go live to thomas on the line for us from istanbul. put this incident into perspective for us. what does it mean for to keep's role in the syrian conflict now -- turkey's role in the syrian conflict? >> turkey is getting ever deeper into the syrian conflict. we have the first incident on turkish soil where turkey took action against another state. there was a similar case last year when they stopped an iranian plane on its way to syria. this time, russia is involved. the turkish official
conducted by leading tv networks found opinions mixed after the debate. >>> the u.s. defense secretary says his department is better equipped to deal with cyber threats. leon panetta has revealed military programmers made advances that make it easier to track down hackers. panetta warned of the damage cyberattacks against infrastructure such as water or power plants or transportation systems could cause. he says his department has developed the capability to locate perpetrators even before they strike. >> over the last two years, d.o.d. has made significant investments in forensics to address this problem of attribution. and we're seeing the returns on that investment. >> panetta says a cyberplot by a nation or extremist group could be as destructive as the 9/11 attacks and could paralyze the u.s. the secretary expressed concern about the cyber capabilities of china, russia, and iran. he says the government and private sector must share information in order for the military to defend the nation's networks and interests more effectively. >>> a memorial ceremony was held on a friday in indone
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